# NCERT solutions for Science Class 9 chapter 10 - Gravitation [Latest edition]

## Solutions for Chapter 10: Gravitation

Below listed, you can find solutions for Chapter 10 of CBSE NCERT for Science Class 9.

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Intext Questions [Page 134]

### NCERT solutions for Science Class 9 Chapter 10 Gravitation Intext Questions [Page 134]

Intext Questions | Q 1 | Page 134

Write the answer of the question with reference to laws of gravitation.

State the universal law of gravitation.

Intext Questions | Q 2 | Page 134

Write the formula to find the magnitude of the gravitational force between the earth and an object on the surface of the earth.

Intext Questions [Page 136]

### NCERT solutions for Science Class 9 Chapter 10 Gravitation Intext Questions [Page 136]

Intext Questions | Q 1 | Page 136

What do you mean by free fall?

Intext Questions | Q 2 | Page 136

What do you mean by acceleration due to gravity?

Intext Questions [Page 138]

### NCERT solutions for Science Class 9 Chapter 10 Gravitation Intext Questions [Page 138]

Intext Questions | Q 1 | Page 138

What are the differences between the mass of an object and its weight?

Intext Questions | Q 2 | Page 138

Why is the weight of an object on the moon 1/6th its weight on the earth?

Intext Questions [Page 141]

### NCERT solutions for Science Class 9 Chapter 10 Gravitation Intext Questions [Page 141]

Intext Questions | Q 1 | Page 141

Why is it difficult to hold a school bag having a strap made of a thin and strong string?

Intext Questions | Q 2 | Page 141

What do you mean by buoyancy

Intext Questions | Q 3 | Page 141

Why does an object float or sink when placed on the surface of water?

Intext Questions [Page 142]

### NCERT solutions for Science Class 9 Chapter 10 Gravitation Intext Questions [Page 142]

Intext Questions | Q 1 | Page 142

You find your mass to be 42 kg on a weighing machine. Is your mass more or less than 42 kg?

Intext Questions | Q 2 | Page 142

You have a bag of cotton and an iron bar, each indicating a mass of 100 kg when measured on a weighingmachine. In reality, one is heavier than other. Can you say which one is heavier and why?

Exercises [Pages 143 - 144]

### NCERT solutions for Science Class 9 Chapter 10 Gravitation Exercises [Pages 143 - 144]

Exercises | Q 1 | Page 143

How does the force of gravitation between two objects change when the distance between them is reduced to half?

Exercises | Q 2 | Page 143

Gravitational force acts on all objects in proportion to their masses. Why then, a heavy object does not fall faster than a light object?

Exercises | Q 3 | Page 143

What is the magnitude of the gravitational force between the earth and a 1 kg object on its surface? (Mass of the earth is 6 × 1024 kg and radius of the earth is 6.4 × 106 m).

Exercises | Q 4 | Page 143

The earth and the moon are attracted to each other by gravitational force. Does the earth attract the moon with a force that is greater or smaller or the same as the force with which the moon attracts the earth? Why?

Exercises | Q 5 | Page 143

If the moon attracts the earth, why does the earth not move towards the moon?

Exercises | Q 6.1 | Page 144

What happens to the force between two objects, if the mass of one object is doubled?

Exercises | Q 6.2 | Page 144

What happens to the force between two objects, if the distance between the objects is doubled and tripled?

Exercises | Q 6.3 | Page 144

What happens to the force between two objects, if the masses of both objects are doubled?

Exercises | Q 7 | Page 144

What is the importance of universal law of gravitation?

Exercises | Q 8 | Page 144

What is the acceleration of free fall?

Exercises | Q 9 | Page 144

What do we call the gravitational force between the Earth and an object?

Exercises | Q 10 | Page 144

Amit buys few grams of gold at the poles as per the instruction of one of his friends. He hands over the same when he meets him at the equator. Will the friend agree with the weight of gold bought? If not, why? [Hint: The value of g is greater at the poles than at the equator].

Exercises | Q 11 | Page 144

Why will a sheet of paper fall slower than one that is crumpled into a ball?

Exercises | Q 12 | Page 144

Gravitational force on the surface of the moon is only 1/6 as strong as gravitational force on the Earth. What is the weight in newtons of a 10 kg object on the moon and on the Earth?

Exercises | Q 13 | Page 144

A ball is thrown vertically upwards with a velocity of 49 m/s. Calculate

(i) the maximum height to which it rises.

(ii)the total time it takes to return to the surface of the earth.

Exercises | Q 14 | Page 144

A stone is released from the top of a tower of height 19.6 m. Calculate its final velocity just before touching the ground.

Exercises | Q 15 | Page 144

A stone is thrown vertically upward with an initial velocity of 40 m/s. Taking g = 10 m/s2, find the maximum height reached by the stone. What is the net displacement and the total distance covered by the stone?

Exercises | Q 16 | Page 144

Calculate the force of gravitation between the earth and the Sun, given that the mass of the earth = 6 × 1024 kg and of the Sun = 2 × 1030 kg. The average distance between the two is 1.5 × 1011 m.

Exercises | Q 17 | Page 144

A stone is allowed to fall from the top of a tower 100 m high and at the same time another stone is projected vertically upwards from the ground with a velocity of 25 m/s. Calculate when and where the two stones will meet.

Exercises | Q 18 | Page 144

A ball thrown up vertically returns to the thrower after 6 s. Find

(a) the velocity with which it was thrown up,

(b) the maximum height it reaches, and

(c) its position after 4 s.

Exercises | Q 19 | Page 144

In what direction does the buoyant force on an object immersed in a liquid act?

Exercises | Q 20 | Page 144

Why does a block of plastic released under water come up to the surface of water?

Exercises | Q 21 | Page 144

The volume of 50 g of a substance is 20 cm3. If the density of water is 1 g cm−3, will the substance float or sink?

Exercises | Q 22 | Page 144

The volume of a 500 g sealed packet is 350 cm3. Will the packet float or sink in water if the density of water is 1 g cm−3? What will be the mass of the water displaced by this packet?

## Solutions for Chapter 10: Gravitation

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## NCERT solutions for Science Class 9 chapter 10 - Gravitation

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Concepts covered in Science Class 9 chapter 10 Gravitation are Gravitation, Free Fall, Acceleration Due to Gravity (Earth’s Gravitational Acceleration), Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation, Thrust and Pressure, Liquid Pressure, Buoyancy Force (Upthrust Force), Mass and Weight of an Object, Density of the Fluid, Archimedes' Principle, Relative Density and Its Unit, Gravitation, Free Fall, Acceleration Due to Gravity (Earth’s Gravitational Acceleration), Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation, Thrust and Pressure, Liquid Pressure, Buoyancy Force (Upthrust Force), Mass and Weight of an Object, Density of the Fluid, Archimedes' Principle, Relative Density and Its Unit.

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